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crown vs filling root canal

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jake Richards
11 years experience Dentistry
D-code: If that is the code that you want to know what it is for it actually is for periodontic scalling and root planning...Deep cleaning with exposing the b ... Read More

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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Goodpaster
28 years experience Dentistry
Shouldn't Be Problem: Since the root canal treatment removed the nerve & especially infection, there is little left to cause issue. You will probably leave with a temp ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Langenfeld
39 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Generally any back tooth should be crowned after a root canal, front teeth maybe. Crowns are used to give teeth strength, root canals weaken teeth, ba ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
39 years experience Dentistry
Usually no: Each dental procedure has a numeric code (for insurance purposes) describing that procedure. Root canal procedure codes are different than restoration ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Tavenner, jr.
49 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Engineering: A post may be placed in the tooth to engineer the maintenance of strength, and then a core filling material is constructed on top. This can give adeq ... Read More
A 56-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Good question: You may still have active infection, a fractured tooth, referred pain from an adjacent tooth, gum infection, or "high" temporary filling. See the Den ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Collura
13 years experience Cosmetic Dentistry
Yes: A permanent filling after the root canal is needed. In your case a filling will be placed in the access prepared through the crown. Most likely an am ... Read More
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Dr. G Funari
Dr. G Funari answered
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
There : There is no way to know how long you can go without some protective restoration on the tooth. It depends on the forces the tooth is subjected to and ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kaveh Niknia
21 years experience Dentistry
Crown is better: After a tooth has had a root canal, it loses some of its structural integrity, because the insides of the tooth have been hollowed from the drilling. ... Read More
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